Nadya Okamoto is the founder and executive director of PERIOD, an organization she founded at the age of 16. PERIOD is dedicated ensuring that menstrual products are reliably available to those who need them the most and is now the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health. Since 2014 they have addressed over 400,000 periods and registered over 230 campus chapters.
Nadya recently published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Most recently Nadya was included in InStyle Magazine’s “The Badass 50: Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World” list, alongside Michelle Obama, Ariana Grande, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
In this episode, Branden and Nadya talk about periods, pivoting, and making a difference while you’re young.
Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers launched their podcast, Pantsuit Politics, in November of 2015 with the goal of listening to each other first, and talking politics second — even though Sarah is on the left of the political spectrum and Beth is on the right.
Pantsuit Politics has been named one of the 7 best political podcasts to listen to right now by Elle Magazine, one of the top 9 political podcasts in 2017 by The Guardian, and one of 5 informative political podcasts you should listen to by Bustle.
In Sounds Good’s second conversation with Sarah and Beth, our conversation centered on how to survive and maybe even thrive during the upcoming election cycle. Sarah and Beth just released a brand new book, I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), which is a guide to grace-filled politics.
He wore his own trash for 30 days. He built tiny houses for the homeless. He dumpster dived for food. And now he’s committing to only eat food he’s grown and foraged himself for an entire year. His name is Rob Greenfield and he’s wholeheartedly committed to making a difference and leading the way to a more sustainable and just world
You may have seen him on his Discovery Channel series, read his book Dude Making a Difference, watched his iconic TEDx talk, or heard about him from the BBC, CBS This Morning, USA Today, the LA Times, or The Guardian.
In this episode, Branden and Rob talk about Rob’s childhood growing up in Wisconsin and how he slowly, step-by-step, began to make a difference in small and big ways.